Officers, K-9 Apprehend Burglars


On August 23, 2014, at approximately 10:34 a.m., officers with the Redding Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Royal Oaks Drive regarding a burglary alarm. Arriving officers located an unoccupied vehicle in the driveway with a sawed-off shotgun in it. It was determined that nobody was to be inside of the residence.

Officers, with the assistance of K-9 Tarro, were preparing for entry into the house when a subject fled from the back door in an apparent attempt to elude capture. The subject was identified as Dean Michael Hagerman, 35 years of Redding, and was quickly apprehended by officers. K-9 Tarro was deployed inside the residence after numerous voice commands were given for any more suspects to surrender. K-9 Tarro located a second burglar hiding in the residence and assisted in effecting the arrest of Dale Allen Pierce Jr., 31 years of Redding. No other suspects were located inside the residence.

Dale Allen Pierce Jr. is on Post Release County Supervision (PRCS) and has been arrested by the Redding Police Department ten times since January 01, 2014. Those arrests ranged from property crime offenses to narcotic crimes. Most recently, he was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle less than two days ago.

Dale Allen Pierce Jr. and Dean Michael Hagerman were later booked into the Shasta County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, and weapons charges.

– Press Release

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  1. Avatar CouldBeTrouble says:

    “It was determined that nobody was to be inside of the residence.” By the burglars themselves, no doubt, however Tarro proved them wrong. I have determined that nobody ‘was to be’ speaking to the credentials of the writers of these press releases. Oh shoot, I’ll bet they are farmed out to an off shore call center, that would explain it!

  2. Avatar Sally says:

    Thank God for the Police K-9s we have! I have read Tarro being involved in other successful apprehensions! A great place to give some funds as the trained dogs are very expensive, but worth every penny.

  3. Avatar KarenC says:

    I could not help but remember when I was working for RPD, we had two of the most beautiful German Shepherds I have seen. I remember one was named Falko, cannot recall the other’s name. Having owned, shown and breed German Shepherds at one time in my life, I had a special place in my heart for these working K-9 officers. A few of us ladies, kept doggie cookies in our desks and would give the dogs a treat now and then. Soon the dogs caught on and upon entering the building, would run to our desks, often ignoring the commands from their human partner. Yes, we all were told in no uncertain terms to lose the dog cookies, and treat the dogs like the professional they are.

    It is a wonderful program and when the dogs go home for the day, they become just like any family pet. We all adored them and loved to watch them train and work.